Wednesday, July 15, 2009

God's Message For You Today, July 15, 2009

HE SuRRouNDS you
by Nova Arias

“…for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike.” – Matthew 11:25
While driving to the grocery one Christmas season, I asked my then six-year-old nephew if he was excited to see Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. He replied with a firm “no.”
“There’s no Santa here,” he added.
“Huh?” I replied, “Why is there no Santa here?”
“Because there’s no snow.”
I had a good laugh. A simple observation from a little boy. His innocence made him speak with a lot of sense.
God chose to reveal the fulfilment of His plans to the childlike because their ignorance made them see with eyes of faith. When you are losing faith because of the troubles that you face, notice the constant signs around you that tell you of God’s presence in your life — the unexpected phone call from a friend who offered you a job when you felt hopeless about finding one, the comforting hug from a child after a tiring day at work, the contagious laughter of a workmate that got you laughing hard when you badly wanted to cry because of a pressing problem at home. That’s God at work.
Like little children, let us trust in our Father’s ways. Nova Arias

“The root of all difficulties is a lack of the sense of the Presence of God.” (Emmett Fox)

Father, strengthen my faith in You. Make me feel and see You every day.